Topic: Urgent Care Centers
Hospitals across the country are embarking on construction projects to expand and enhance their facilities.
That will mean more emphasis on nonhospital sites of care, officials said.
Wait times are a top complaint among patients when scheduling a medical appointment and an issue many physician practices are working to address.
Urgent care center usage grew seven times faster than the ED over a 10-year period, according to claims data, but hospital E&M charges increased 28%.
In order to become an ultra-high reliability organization, the Cleveland Clinic has set bold goals this year.
David Bailey, M.D., the longtime head of the Nemours Children’s Health System, announced he will retire this year.
Next year, some of the major trends in healthcare delivery will focus on efficiency, physician burnout and community partnerships.
If 2017 was tumultuous, the year ahead may be one of adjustment to all that change for physician practices.
Allegheny Health Network plans to build four "neighborhood" hospitals in the greater Pittsburgh area, but not everyone is welcoming the new facilities.
As wildfires continue to burn in Southern California, some regional hospitals have been forced to transfer patients to other locations.